September 4, 2017

Formica Corporation's FORM Student Innovation Competition Opens September 5th!

The search is on for the next generation of design leaders! Renowned panel from Zaha Hadid Architects, Michael Graves Architecture & Design and more to determine winning student project.

by New York Spaces

Form Student Innovation
FORM Studen Innovation Competition

FORM Student Innovation Competition Opens September 5

The search is on for the next generation of design leaders! Renowned panel from Zaha Hadid Architects, Michael Graves Architecture & Design and more to determine winning student project.

The search is on for the next generation of architecture and design leaders as Formica Corporation announces a call for entries in the FORM Student Innovation Competition; open Sept. 5 through Nov. 10.

The challenge occurs nearly a decade after a similar competition in which the company invited world-renowned architects and designers to create works of art from Formica® Brand products. This time around, veterans of iconic firms honored in the first challenge will judge the work of today's up-and-coming talent to determine the winners of cash prizes, national recognition, and the chance to showcase their work in a public exhibit.

In the 2008 FORM Contemporary Architects at Play challenge, Formica Corp. invited design icons Zaha Hadid, Michael Graves, Bernard Tschumi and Massimo Vignelli among others to create art in the form of something to "sit upon, lay upon, lean upon or play upon" from Formica® Brand products. Their designs, which ranged from domestic pieces to conceptual sculptures, were then exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where Formica Corporation is headquartered. The new FORM Student Innovation Competition invites design students to take up the same challenge. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,500 cash award, and their design will be fabricated and showcased at an unveiling event at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2018. Esteemed judges include: Melodie Leung with Zaha Hadid Architects, Rob Van Varick and Donald Strum with Michael Graves Architecture & Design, R. Roger Remington with the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Raphaela Platow with the Contemporary Arts Center, and Renee Hytry Derrington, Global Design Lead for Formica Group.

Students are invited to email their entries (a rendering in PDF form) to designcontest.us@formica.com. More information, including complete contest details and rules, are available at formica.com/studentcompetition. There is no cost for entry. Winners will be officially announced to the public in March 2018.

Entry deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017

FORM STUDENT INNOVATION COMPETITION

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